No single person invented bacon, but the first records of cured pork originate in ancient China. The word “bacon” was used starting in the 17th century to refer to any type of salted and smoked pork belly.
A:The difference between coffee and latte is that coffee is ground coffee beans run through a filter with water, and a latte is made with unfiltered coffee and warm or steamed milk. Unfiltered, concentrated coffee is commonly known as espresso.
A:Brands of bottled alkaline water include Essentia water, Affinity’s alkalized water, Alka-Pure Natural alkaline wellness water, Alka Power alkaline water, Nordenauer, Evamor Natural alkaline artesian water, Akasha Premium pH 10.0, Neo water and Voss. Alkaline water is promoted for its ability to re-establish healthy pH levels in the body.
A:The general ingredients in Kool-Aid include citric acid, calcium phosphate, artificial or natural flavor, ascorbic acid, tocopherols, matodextrin, artificial color and vitamin C. Individual flavors may contain additional ingredients, such as the Blue Berry flavor also containing Blue 1 coloring.
A:Buttermilk tastes creamy and tangy; it is similar in taste to plain yogurt. If it tastes bitter, then it is spoiled. Buttermilk is a cultured dairy product that provides a level acidity to recipes that call for it.
A:When a recipe lists parts instead of measurements, it allows the cook to create as much of the final product as he wants, as long as the ingredients are proportionate. As long as each "part" is in the proper ratio, the final product will be correct.
A:Hot dogs can be cooked straight out of the freezer. Because they are fully cooked already, no food safety issues arise when cooking them frozen. Cooking frozen meats takes approximately 50 percent longer than cooking the same meat fresh. Sometimes, hot dogs cooked right out of the freezer have a slightly different taste, but this difference can be camouflaged with condiments.
A:The baking time for a potato depends upon the manner in which it's prepared, and typically takes an hour if baked in an oven preheated to 425 degrees and 90 minutes when wrapped in foil and immersed in hot charcoals. Microwave a potato on high for 10 to 15 minutes.
A:Curry has a unique flavor that is deep and earthy from the blend of savory spices, but also has certain brightness due to the sweet spices in it. It is actually a mix of spices that includes cumin, coriander, turmeric, pepper, mustard, ginger, clove, cardamom, bay leaf and fenugreek.
A:An artisan is a skilled craftsperson. The word has Italian and French origins, although its French origin is often disputed. The etymology is derived from the Latin word "artitus," meaning to "instruct in the arts."
A:Potatoes fit into the vegetable section on the food pyramid. More specifically, potatoes belong to the sub-category of starchy vegetables. Other members of the starchy vegetable group are corn, lima beans, water chestnuts and black-eyed peas.
A:It is possible to soften white sugar that has turned hard by breaking it up into smaller pieces or blending it until smooth with a food processor or blender. Sugar hardens when it exposed to even small amounts of moisture.
A:One stick of butter equals about 1/2 cup. Some recipes will give butter in cups, but will also include measurements for the sticks. Some websites will even convert certain measurements to make it easier to follow the recipe.
A:A single clove of garlic is equal to 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic, which is the same as 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic. If the cook only has dry garlic, she should use 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder or 1/4 teaspoon of granulated garlic.
A:A quarter-pound of butter is equal to a half-cup in U.S. measurements. In the British Imperial system of measurements, this is 0.42 cup or 118.29 milliliters. In the U.S., a quarter-pound of butter is packaged and sold as a stick.
A:To serve 40 people 4 ounces each of potato salad, one needs to make approximately 10 pounds of it. When planning food per person for a large gathering, the serving portion for each person should be one pound.